2017 was a busy year in the world of infrastructure and public-private partnerships at the World Bank Group: from new knowledge products and tools, to innovations and success stories in places…

Yelena Osipova-Stocker, Lylia Jixuan Li |

[Put together the puzzle pieces to reveal the picture. Scroll down to #9 for hints.]   [[tweetable]]If the world in 2017 were a jigsaw puzzle, what memorable pieces would you choose to make up the…

Andy Shuai Liu, Lois Goh |

The first time a World Bank education team tried classroom observations in Brazil, it nearly provoked a state-wide teachers’ strike. It was October 2009 in the northeast state of Pernambuco and…

Daphna Berman |

The invitation for new SAFE Trust Fund applications is now open until 9 February 2018

Daniel Boyce |

Full infographic This commentary first appeared on the UHC2030 website. Full list of authors: Craig Burgess, Anna Marriott,  Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Bruno Rivalan, James Sale Despite the international…

Craig Burgess, Anna Marriott |

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Philip E. Karp, Peter Ellis, Barjor Mehta |

“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it” Lord Kelvin   Despite the recent proliferation of standardized testing in education, there is still a significant number of countries that oppose…

Rafael de Hoyos |

Students need to develop and practice 21st century skills, such as leadership, teamwork, and cooperative learning. (Photo: World Bank) I believe that people who are constantly on the lookout for…

Harry A. Patrinos |

A new report on mental health in Ukraine offers a sobering picture of the often-ignored disease burden of mental disorders, which undermine human capital development and total wealth accumulation…

Patricio V. Marquez, Feng Zhao |

Holidays for me have always been about family and food. A time to relax, catch-up with loved ones and eat good food.  When it’s our turn to cook, my husband and I take time to plan the menu. A…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |